Pittsford in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Vermont Sanatorium
The Colonial revival building, designed by Scopes & Feustmann of Saranac Lake, NY, was constructed and endowed by Redfield Proctor and his family as a private pay institution for the treatment of Tuberculosis. Completed in 1907, the center building was for Administration with an infirmary, staff quarters, and public areas. To the southwest, connected by a glass enclosed loggia, was the West Cottage for men. To the southeast, also connected by a glass enclosed loggia, was the East Cottage for women. A northwest wing for additional patients was added in 1930.
Early 20th century treatment for Tuberculosis was bed rest, fresh air, out-door sleeping, a good diet, sunshine and ultra-violet lamps. Some patients had surgical procedures. The building capacity was 44 patients but often housed more. In 1921 the Board of Trustees donated the Sanatorium, its endowment and all property to the State of Vermont. Medical Directors of the Sanatorium were: Dr. H.D. Chadwick 1907-13; Dr. Edw. J. Rogers 1913-47; Dr. Louis Benson 1947-1966. The Sanatorium closed in 1966 and the building reopened in 1971 as the Vermont Police Academy.
Erected 2007 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsford VT 05763, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kendrick Dam, Pond, Mill, and Ice House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hammond Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Vermont Marble Company (approx. 3.6 miles away); Otter Creek (approx. 3.7 miles away); Battle of Hubbardton (approx. 6.3 miles away); Hubbardton Battle Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (approx. 6.3 miles away); Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsford.
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